RAIDERS Winn, Audrey Galen, Jr

Craig Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Winn
  • FORENAME
Audrey Galen, Jr
  • UNIT
1st Raider Battalion (Company B)
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
304011
  • DATE OF DEATH
20th July 1943
  • AGE
22
  • GRAVESITE
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Tablets of the Missing
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 24.01.1921, Collins, Mississippi, USA
father Audrey Galen Winn (1901-1965)
mother Margaret Edith Phebus (1900-1955)
Next of kin - father Mr Audrey G Winn, 2233 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
enlisted 13.02.1941
KIA Solomon Islands (body not recovered)
posthumous Silver Star
 

DATE OF DEATH:

20-Jul-1943

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/winn-audrey-galen-jr.58253/post-60662

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) to Private First Class Audrey Galen Winn, Jr. (MCSN: 304011), United States Marine Corps, for gallantry in action while serving with Company B, First Marine Raider Battalion, at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 20 July 1943. Acting as an ammunition carrier Private Winn constantly exposed himself to heavy enemy fire in order to carry ammunition to a machine gun in a forward position. When the gun crew was pinned down by accurate, hostile fire he aggressively returned to the rear and brought back badly needed ammunition. In the successful accomplishment of this courageous task Private First Class Winn sacrificed his life.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/39386

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56786377/audrey-galen-winn
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